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How Accurate is the Idea of the Narcissist CEO?

A recent study from a management professor at Penn State explores the "Narcissistic CEO," claiming that qualities like investing heavily in advertising and R&D or conducting lots of acquisitions (and paying high premiums for those acquisitions) indicates that a CEO is narcissistic and may run a company into the ground. Sure, too much ego isn't a good thing, but is this study taking things too far?

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The CEO’s Glossary to Business Acronyms

AAR – average annual return ACH – automated clearing house—a collection of 32 regional electronic interbank networks used to process transactions electronically with a guaranteed one-day bank collection float ADP – automatic data processing ADR – alternative dispute resolution AICPA – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants ALM – asset liability management AM – asset managementAP – accounts payable APR ...

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Slowing Down CEO Churn

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CEO tenure has gotten increasingly shorter and more intense, according to a decade-long study from Booz & Co. But what's causing the increased turnover rate? And how can CEOs operate in order to not fall victim to the trend? You can start with creating a learning plan.

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